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22 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI GTI 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)Car2X communication
Digital cockpit pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customizable menus and informationDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionDynamic road sign display
eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency responseLane assist
Lane change assistantMobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
Progressive steeringSpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Start/Stop functionTravel assist including side assist with electrically foldable door mirrors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastenedWireless app connect

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Front differential lockPetrol Particulate Filter
XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling 

Entertainment

Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility 

Exterior Features

Advanced high beam control dynamic light assist for LED matrix headlampsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home featureBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Body colour rear roof spoilerChrome plated tailpipes (1 either side)
Front and rear electric windowsGTI style bumpers
Heat insulating glass windscreenHeated rear windscreen
High level 3rd brake lightHighway light
Illuminated front grilleIQ.Light - LED Matrix headlights, dynamic headlight control with advanced high beam control matrix dipped main beam + LED DRL + 22 LED lights
LED front fog lights with 5 honeycomb designLED License plate illumination
LED rear combination lamp inlcuding dynamic turn signalRain sensor
Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sidesRear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delayRemote electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on pa
Welcome light 

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 zone climate with controls in the rear
Aluminium gear knobAmbient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lighting
Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sidesBlack roof lining
Brushed stainless steel pedalsCentre console
Chrome plated surround to electric mirror button, window switch and air vent surroundsDrivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
Front seat lumbar support adjusterFront sports seats
GloveboxHeight adjustable front seats
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
Leather wrapped multifunction sports heated steering wheelLuggage compartment lighting
Removable luggage compartment coverSplit folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors 

Passive Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear three point seatbelts
ABSDriver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraintsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Extended pedestrian protection measures
Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbagsFront disc brakes
Rear disc brakesTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console 

Trim

Black metal chrome decorative inserts in dash and front door trim panelsSoul dashboard
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)157Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb169WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH174
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL169 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDLBA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL7.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low10.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH11WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL10.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL7.2WLTP - MPG - Comb38.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH36.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL38.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High39.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH38.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL39.2WLTP - MPG - High44.1
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH42.8WLTP - MPG - High - TEL44.1
WLTP - MPG - Low25.9WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH25.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL25.9WLTP - MPG - Medium39.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH37.7WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL39.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power245
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTI
Generation Mark8Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.4Engine Power - BHP245
Engine Power - KW180Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT273
Engine Torque - MKG37.7Engine Torque - NM370
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleRICHMONDWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1478Length4287
Wheelbase2627Width1789

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1920
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)374
Max. Loading Weight566Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked710Minimum Kerbweight1354
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI moves the hot hatch into a different era. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI returns and with each generation, it just becomes more polished. This MK8 model is pretty much as new as a fresh Golf GTI tends to get. It's a decent step forward - and a little of the original GTI DNA still remains.

Background

Before Volkswagen dreamed up the Golf GTI, there was no such thing as a 'hot hatchback'. Now the phrase has entered everyday parlance and virtually any manufacturer that has a hatchback also has a hot one - or a warm one at the very least. It was 1976 when the original version of this car was born and since then, through seven generations and with the help of countless imitators, it has brought performance, handling and fun to the masses on an unprecedented scale. The current Golf GTI is the mark eight and by rights, it should be the best yet.

Driving Experience

The big news for enthusiasts is that this GTI now gets a bit more power. The latest 'EA888 EVO4' version of the Volkswagen Group's 2.0-litre TSI petrol turbo engine puts out 245PS with a gutsy 370Nm of torque. As usual, a 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 7-speed DSG dual clutch paddleshift auto being optional. Select the DSG variant and 62mph from rest takes 6.2s en route to 155mph. As before, for diesel fans, Volkswagen still offers a 'GTD' version of this model which these days uses a 200PS 2.0 TDI black pump-fuelled unit. This eighth generation Golf GTI model's handling should feel a touch sharper thanks to a tweaked version of the previous model's multi-link rear suspension and a new driving dynamics control system known as the 'Vehicle Dynamics Manager'. This set-up controls both the XDS torque vectoring system (which helps get traction down at speed through tight turns). And if you've specified the optional DCC adaptive chassis control adaptive damping system, 'Vehicle Dynamics Manager' will proactively oversee that too. With DCC, the required damping is calculated for each wheel and adjusted at the four shock absorbers within fractions of a second. As usual, the DCC set-up has 'Comfort', 'Eco', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings.

Design and Build

There's no doubt that this is a seriously good looking car these days. It sits on the same MQB platform as the last generation model but gets the lower, more menacing nose that's a feature of this eighth generation design. There's a single five-door hatch body style on offer. Unique 17-inch Richmond alloy wheels are standard (with 18 or 19-inch rims optional). There are wider black side skirts sills - and a splitter design similar to that found on racing cars. The dominant design element of the side section is the C-pillar, which as usual with a Golf visually propels the vehicle body forwards. Full-LED tail lights feature at the rear and the GTI lettering is now positioned centrally under the Volkswagen emblem. Inside, key detailing elements will be familiar to previous Golf GTI buyers - the golf ball-style manual gear knob, the tartan sports seats with black side bolsters, the sports steering wheel with three silver double spokes - all of this is present and correct. But this cabin's futuristic too, mainly thanks to the so-called 'Innovision Cockpit', which fuses a 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle screen with a 10-inch centre-dash screen. Otherwise, things are much as with any other Golf, so you get great build quality, decent space for two adults on the rear bench and a class-competitive 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

You'll now need to think in terms of a budget getting on towards £35,000 or more for a Golf GTI, once you've specced it to your precise requirements. Once, that was the amount you'd have needed for the more potent Golf R, but things have moved on. Prices start at around £33,500 for the manual variant; you'll need another £1,500 more for the 7-speed DSG auto paddleshift version. To justify its asking price, this MK8 Golf GTI arrives with quite a portfolio of optional semi-autonomous driving tech, including a 'Travel Assist' feature that allows the car to accelerate, steer and brake on motorways at speeds of up to 130mph. Standard equipment includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. This is the segment's most interactive voice control system. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Volkswagen also says that this eighth generation model will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car. Most owners will want to consider the option of adding DCC adaptive damping. The car's driver assistance systems include lane change assist and Travel Assist with Side Assist and Emergency Assist.

Cost of Ownership

There's no mild hybrid tech offered on this MK8 GTI model's 2.0-litre turbo engine but Volkswagen still claims that efficiency has improved by around 10%. Let's get to the WLTP figures. In manual form, the car manages up to 38.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 169g/km of CO2. As a DSG auto, the figures are exactly the same. If that's not enough for you, then switch your attention to the diesel-powered Golf GTD version of this model. That black pump-fuelled variant gets an AdBlue delivery system that cuts nitrogen oxide emissions by 80%. Whatever engine you select, the car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) is always active helping with its efficiency figures. And the warranty? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf GTI, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

When the Golf GTI was first launched in 1976, Volkswagen wondered whether it would struggle to sell an early production run of 5,000 vehicles. Today, well over two million sales later, the issue is not whether this car will sell but who will buy it. After all, in recent generations, this model has mainly sold to folk who, if they were honest, would probably admit to having out-grown the shopping rocket genre it originally created. These people will really like this eighth generation car. It needed to return a little to its roots - add an old fashioned dose of fun into the mature mix. It has.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£466
Deposit£1500
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.59%
Cash price£34,795
Credit amount£32,795
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£15,902.05
Total amount payable£40,280.05
Volkswagen deposit£500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR5.6%
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